Rag Radio 2010-03-09 / Cartoonist and Underground Comix Artist Gilbert Shelton
Gilbert Shelton is, along with R. Crumb, the most famous of the 60s underground comix artists and he is still going strong. He is the creator of such iconic comic strips as the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, Fat Freddy's Cat, and Wonder Wart Hog. The Freak Brothers were originally published in The Rag and then appeared in papers all over the world. An animated movie featuring the Freak Brothers is under development. Gilbert Shelton's comix have sold over 40 million copies in 15 languages. Born in Houston, Shelton developed his art in Austin and then San Francisco. He was an editor of the the Texas Ranger humor magazine and was a central figure in the Austin underground scene of the 60s. He now lives in France, where he is collaborating with French artist Pic on a strip called Not Quite Dead.
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